The Panasonic BT-LH1710W is a 17″ widescreen monitor designed for broadcast and studio applications. The 1710 utilizes advanced processing technology to reproduce images with color and contrast qualities once found only in CRT monitors. This model is capable of displaying all the HDTV formats and frame rates as well as being NTSC and PAL systems compatible.
Two SDI inputs with automatic switching between HD and SD comes standard. The monitor is also equipped with one SDI output, a Component input (Y/Pb/Pr) with RGB switching, Y/C and Composite Video. The RGB input selection is compatible with computer input. The 1760 can also display the input signal as a waveform image. The waveform monitor screen can be picture-in-picture on top the video image and the overlay can be placed in any of the screen’s four corners.
Special circuitry compensates for noise caused from diagonal lines has been developed for the 1710. This processing reduces the occurrences of jagged noise in the diagonal direction, not just vertically in the field, but by detecting correlations and making optimal interpolations. The monitor also uses technology to produce the same EBU-based colors as CRT monitors. Colors on CRTs appear different from those in LCD monitors due to slight differences in the monitor’s chromatic range. Color-Space Conversion compensates for these differences. The monitor compensates for RGB accuracy in 256 discrete steps. The rated gamma properties (g = 2.2) are reproduced and the gradation suitable for broadcasting is achieved. Color temperature is selectable from 3 preset values, 9300K, 6500K and 5600K as well as totally custom settings ranging from 3000K to 9300K.